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Ms. Lois Winston

Ashley Grayson Literary Agency

PO Box 2914

Westfield, NJ 07090

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Query Guidelines

Queries should contain a brief description of the plot and the first 5 pages of the ms. Authors should also include any previous publishing credentials. No attachments with email queries.

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from kimysworld
Mar 25, 2010 5:34 pm

Passed on the full 3-25-10.
from kimysworld
Mar 18, 2010 7:27 pm

Met at a conference pitch session - she requested the full manuscript and a synopsis as a word document. Sent 3-18-10.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 28, 2009 6:55 pm

Not taking queries at this time.

(Thanks Kerins)
from Kerins
Oct 28, 2009 1:19 pm

According to AgentQuery: As of Sep 15, 2006, their submission policies have changed and they no longer accept unsolicited FICTION queries from unpublished writers (see exceptions on their PM agency listing)

Publisher's Marketplace states:Unpublished authors - Fiction: The agency is temporarily closed to queries from writers who are not published at book length (self published or print-on-demand do not count). As of September 15, 2006, there are only three exceptions to this policy: (1) Unpublished authors who have received an offer from a reputable publisher, who need an agent before beginning contract negotiations; (2) Authors who are recommended by a published author, editor or agent who has read the work in question; (3) Authors whom we have met at conferences and from whom we have requested submissions.

Is this old information?
from mcilpuf
Oct 05, 2009 3:02 pm

Well we'll see turned into no. Still loved my writing voice, but can't see plot working in this "today's very tight mystery market."
from mcilpuf
Oct 01, 2009 11:59 am

Sent query yesterday afternoon, received request for partial and full synopsis this morning. She did mention that the market was tough, but she liked my voice so she wanted to see more and "we'll see". So, I guess... we'll see! LOL
from shbba1
Jun 17, 2009 12:00 am

Form (not for me) rejection after a day or two. May have been my own fault for being too hasty and not seeing her query requirements.
from Patrick (admin)
May 14, 2009 12:00 am

She accepts queries for non-fiction, but will also accept fiction queries from previously published authors.
from ritrgrl
May 13, 2009 12:00 am

So, I'm confused. Is she accepting unsolicited queries now? Here it says yes, agent query says no, PM says no. Anyone?

Thanks Patrick for answering.
from abonilla
Apr 30, 2009 12:00 am

Less than 24 hours for a curt:
Thank you for your query. Unfortunately I must pass on this.
from suzbays
Apr 02, 2009 12:00 am

I queried according to the most recent instructions (first five pages in email body) on 3/24 and received a full request plus synopsis today.
from vivalasbradleys
Apr 02, 2009 12:00 am

She asked for five pages and 3-5 page synopsis from me. Seems like a heck of a long synopsis...
from MollyZ
Mar 26, 2009 12:00 am

1 day from e-query to rejection...but it was a personalized, helpful rejection. Thought the premise sounded like chick lit and wrote "Unfortunately, chick lit is almost impossible to sell unless you're already an established chick lit author." I probably should have specified that I consider it YA (because the main characters are 19) but, hey, at least it's not a form rejection.
from stephaniemichaels
Feb 12, 2009 12:00 am

A rejection 2 days later: Thank you for allowing me to read some of.... Unfortunately, I must pass on this.
from stephaniemichaels
Feb 10, 2009 12:00 am

I submitted a query and received a request a couple of days later (2/4/09) for a 3-5 page synopsis plus the first five pages.

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